Woolworths, IGA recall ham due to listeria contamination fears

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Two ham products sold at Woolworths, IGA and independent grocers are being urgently recalled due to contamination concerns.

Two Barossa Fine Foods ham products are being recalled due to possible microbial contamination, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said in a recall notice on Monday. 

The first of the Barossa Fine Foods hams being recalled is the No Added Nitrite Ham in 100g, with a use by date of 03/11/2021.

The ham was sold at supermarkets across Australia. Source: Barossa Fine Foods
The ham was sold at supermarkets across Australia. Source: Barossa Fine Foods

The No Added Nitrite Ham was sold at IGA in the ACT, South Australia, and Western Australia, Woolworths in NSW and independent grocery stores in NSW, the ACT, South Australia, and Western Australia.

The notice said the product was being recalled due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The other product being recalled is the Double Smoked Ham in 100g with a use by date of 10/11/2021, these products are being recalled due to microbial contamination.

The Double Smoked Ham was sold in IGAs in NSW, ACT, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, Foodland in South Australia and independent grocery stores in Victoria and the ACT.

"Food products contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may cause illness if consumed," Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said. 

"Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems."

Customers should not consume the potentially contaminated ham and instead return it to the place of purchase. Source: AAP Image
Customers should not consume the potentially contaminated ham and instead return it to the place of purchase. Source: AAP Image

The affected products should not be consumed and customers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Customers who purchased the recalled products can return their products at the place of purchase for a full refund.

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